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Alleged Forger of Jesus and Joash Inscriptions Arrested

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Cindy, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Cindy

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    (Jerusalem-AP) -- An Israeli antiquities dealer has been
    arrested on suspicion of forging artifacts linked to Jesus and
    the Biblical Jewish Temple.
    Oded Golan was brought to a Jerusalem court, where police
    showed equipment for making forgeries they said was found in his
    home, including stencils, stones and partially completed
    forgeries.
    Golan was involved in the discovery of two items that shook
    the religious and archaeological world -- a burial box with the
    inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus," and a
    tablet inscribed with instructions for caring for Solomon's
    temple that purported to date from the reign of King Joash.
    The Israel Antiquities Authority declared last month that
    both were forgeries.
     
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